Figuring Out If Its Time for AC Repair or Replacement

May 26, 2016

It can be a difficult decision, determining if your air conditioner needs repair or if it’s time to change your entire system. The costs from incessant repairs can really accumulate, but purchasing a new air conditioner system can also be a big decision. So, before you decide on either option, there are a few factors to consider to be sure that it’s time to stop repairing and start replacing:

  1. How often does your system break down?
  2. If your air conditioner is between 10-15 years old, it’s probably time to start looking into a replacement system. An AC built today will be more energy efficient, which will save you money in the long run and you won’t have to worry about being left to sweat it out during those heated summer days.

  3. Does your home feel uncomfortable?
  4. This is something that you should know how to notice immediately. If your house cannot hang around a fixed and comfortable temperature, your air conditioner is either the improper size for your home, in need of repair, or in line for a replacement.

  5. How old if your system?
  6. If you’ve noticed your bills getting higher and higher without running your system more often, this could be a clue your AC is on its final round. Look at your bill and analyze your energy usage this year to last year. A high increase in your consumption could be a sign that it’s time for a modern system. As system’s age they have to try harder and that requires more energy.

  7. How high are your energy bills?
  8. A good sign that your air conditioner is close to dying can be examining your energy bills and noticing they are getting more and more expensive. Assess your energy usage this year to last year and if you find a large escalation, know that the latest system will be able to work less hard for an increase in comfort and that it will help with your home energy.

We are just as invested in the comfort of your home as you are. To ensure that you are making the most out of your air conditioning investments, we want you to know precisely when it’s time to repair your system or when it’s time to replace it. Whether it’s either of these two options, or you are just ready to schedule your annual air conditioner servicing, we’ll help you keep cool this summer. Shoot us a call at 573-203-3908 with any questions you have about deciding repair or replacement.